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House and Leisure June 2018

House and Leisure – For those who want to celebrate all aspects of contemporary, stylish living in South Africa. House and Leisure is more than just a décor magazine. It’s the local premium brand with authority on Stylish SA at Home and Play. A source of warmth and pride, loved for celebrating the positives of life in South Africa, it’s the only decor home magazine that also offers strong leisure and lifestyle editorial content. Please note: this digital version of the magazine does not include the covermount items you would find on printed newsstand copies.

Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
Associated Magazines (Pty) Ltd
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6 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
editor’s letter

ach month when we sit down as a team to plan our initial outline for an upcoming issue, I already have a few clear notions about what I’d like it to contain. But when the time came to brainstorm this Architecture & Design issue, I had no idea how we should tackle the theme. I knew what I did not want, however – a magazine dedicated to megastructures and ego. And so the conversation quickly turned to domed buildings and ‘softer’ spaces. The team were unanimously interested in structures and spaces that wrap and embrace their users, that reveal themselves slowly and that react to their surrounds in a gentle way. Quite the opposite of strict linear skyscrapers in Sandton clad in reflective glass… This line of thinking reminded me…

1 min.
houseandleisure .co.za

1 SILENCIO, PLEASE Dedicated to the creative communities of Paris’ Montmartre district, Silencio is an urbane relic of its storied past. The private club was conceived by filmmaker David Lynch in collaboration with architecture firm Enia and lighting designer Thierry Dreyfus, and is a brilliant blend of traditional French and contemporary art scenes. We zone in on its custom-designed rooms and gorgeous bricked archway: to find out more, simply scan the QR code (left). 2 SHELF LIFE A roundup of new coffee-table tomes showcasing design and art at their finest. Plus we have an excerpt from art writer and editor Sean O’Toole’s article ‘A Model Brick: A Literary History of the Brick in Johannesburg’. 3 THE BOLD AND THE MINIMAL DISCOVER ARCHITECTURE THAT EMPLOYS FUNCTIONAL MINIMALISM FOR MAJOR IMPACT, USING STRONG GEOMETRY AND CLEAN LINES. 4…

1 min.
nomadic & natural

Unlike the early 2000s when shoppers only bought products they’d seen, touched or tried on, today our favourite designer wares are a mouse-click away. We’re pioneering a new way to experience each issue’s theme: browse this month’s dusty nomadic palette at shop.houseandleisure.co.za SNAP TO SHOP ONLINE HOUSEANDLEISURE.CO.ZA…

4 min.
curate   pause for thought

VIEW A VIDEO OF THIS SHOOT HOUSEANDLEISURE.CO.ZA SHOT ON LOCATION AT STUDIO 26 OPEN AIR STUDIO, UNIT G, WESTRIDING VILLAGE, 30 CROSS RD, TABLEVIEW, CAPE TOWN; STUDIO26.CO.ZA.FOR SUPPLIERS’ DETAILS SEE THE STOCKISTS PAGE…

3 min.
building history

Growing up in the Eastern Cape between Dimbaza, King William’s Town, Bhisho, Alice and East London, I imagined towns and cities on other continents to be exotic. I thought the soil in these places, collectively known to me as ‘overseas’, would feel different; even the leaves on the trees would be different. As for the buildings, I expected to step off the plane into super-futuristic cities. Admittedly, my logic was a bit dodgy. Like many South Africans, I grew up on a diet of local as well as US and British TV shows, and I don’t recall seeing exotic leaves in any of those shows. Nor did the New York neighbourhoods in my favourite sitcoms look particularly futuristic. Yet the fantastical ‘overseas’ remained in my imagination. When I landed in New York…

1 min.
constructed histories

NTABA KANDODA The monument was unveiled in 1981 by Lennox Sebe, then ruler of the former Ciskei, on the mountain Ntaba KaNdoda near Dimbaza as part of efforts to create an authentic Ciskei identity and entrench his dictatorial rule. Today it lies in ruins. DUBAI This populous city in the UAE boasts some of the tallest and largest structures in the world: the biggest shopping mall, the tallest hotel, the second-largest man-made marina and the largest aquarium. RONDAVELS Modern interpretations of the African hut can be found in countries across Southern Africa, including Lesotho, Swaziland and Botswana.…